Specific Anatomic Region Chest
Application R/O Occupational Disease (asbestosis)
Author Elliot K. Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/Rotation time (sec) 120/150/0.5
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.6
Slice Thickness (mm) 3 and .75
Pitch 0.9
Kernel 30 (soft tissue) and 80 (lung)
Reconstruction Interval 2 and .5
Image Order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral Contrast N/A
IV contrast volume and type None
Injection Rate N/A
Scan delay (sec) end inspiration
3D technique used VRT and MIP as needed
The use of 3D with VRT and MIP is useful in my experience for looking at the lung parenchyma.